Guidance

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) changes

A summary of changes to PIP which affect how the Department for Work and Pensions decides PIP claims.

Published 26 June 2018
Last updated 20 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Social support: changes to PIP law from 6 April 2016'.

  2. Updated the documents, 'Managing medication and monitoring a health condition: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016 to 15 March 2017', 'Safety and supervision: changes to PIP law from 9 March 2017', 'Special diet as therapy: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016', 'Overwhelming psychological distress and journeys: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016' as the exercise has re-started.

  3. Updated the documents, 'Managing medication and monitoring a health condition: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016 to 15 March 2017', 'Safety and supervision: changes to PIP law from 9 March 2017', 'Special diet as therapy: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016', 'Overwhelming psychological distress and journeys: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016' as the pause has been extended to September.

  4. Added Welsh versions of all documents published on April 2020.

  5. Updated the documents, 'Managing medication and monitoring a health condition: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016 to 15 March 2017', 'Safety and supervision: changes to PIP law from 9 March 2017', 'Special diet as therapy: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016', 'Overwhelming psychological distress and journeys: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016' as this work is being paused due to coronavirus. Updated the document 'Moving from DLA to PIP: changes to PIP law from 23 November 2017' as this exercise has ended.

  6. Added HTML files 'Managing medication and monitoring a health condition: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016 to 15 March 2017' and 'Special diet as therapy: changes to PIP law from 28 November 2016'.

  7. Added 'Moving from DLA to PIP: changes to PIP law from 23 November 2017'.

  8. Added Welsh translation.

  9. First published.